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resolvent

[ ri-zol-vuhnt ]
/ rɪˈzɒl vənt /
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adjective
resolving; causing solution; solvent.
noun
something resolvent.
Medicine/Medical. a remedy that causes resolution of a swelling or inflammation.
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Origin of resolvent

1670–80; <Latin resolvent- (stem of resolvēns), present participle of resolvere to resolve; see -ent
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British Dictionary definitions for resolvent

resolvent
/ (rɪˈzɒlvənt) /

adjective
serving to dissolve or separate something into its elements; resolving
noun
something that resolves; solvent
a drug or agent able to reduce swelling or inflammation
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Medical definitions for resolvent

resolvent
[ rĭ-zŏlvənt ]

adj.
Causing or able to cause separation into constituents; solvent.
n.
A resolvent substance, especially a medicine that reduces inflammation or swelling.
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